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Little oyster and turquoise earrings

Little oyster and turquoise earrings

$ 89.00

Beautifully detailed and textured sterling silver mini oyster shell hangs on a sterling silver and turquoise post earring.

Shell measures 3/4" long 

Total earring length: 1-1/8" long

Oysters are great for the environment. Each oyster filters about 30 to 50 gallons of water a day!

NYC used to be the place to eat oysters
When the Dutch first arrived in Manhattan during the 17th century, the island was covered in oyster beds, and oysters were a treat they, as well as the native population of Lenape Indians, thoroughly enjoyed. As more settlers came in and New York grew as a city, so did the consumption of this popular mollusc. By the 19th century, the oyster beds found in New York Harbor were the largest source of these creatures worldwide.  

Unfortunately, this obsession with the mollusc caused mass destruction to the oyster beds, and they were all but wiped out. Today, there has been a strong push to revitalize the native oysters.

Love and Protect- A portion of your purchase goes towards ocean conservation.

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